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West Bengal: State in Eastern India
West Bengal is an Indian state, located in eastern region of the country on the Bay of Bengal. With over 91 million inhabitants, it is India's fourth-most populous state. It has an area of 88,752 km2 (34,267 sq mi). A part of the ethno-linguistic Bengal region of the Indian subcontinent, it borders Bangladesh in the east, and Nepal and Bhutan in the north. It also borders the Indian states of Odisha, Jharkhand, Bihar, Sikkim, and Assam. The state capital is Kolkata (Calcutta), the seventh-largest city in India, and center of the third-largest metropolitan area in the country. As for geography, West Bengal includes the Darjeeling Himalayan hill region, the Ganges delta, the Rarh region, and the coastal Sundarbans. The main ethnic group are the Bengalis, with Bengali Hindus forming the demographic majority.

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Nor'wester claims three lives in south Bengal

A senior official of the Disaster Management Department said two persons were killed after lightning struck them when they took shelter under a tree at Bud Bud in West Burdwan district
DNA - Published

Rahul Gandhi to start Congress poll campaign in Bengal on Saturday

AICC president Rahul Gandhi will officially kick off the party's Lok Sabha poll campaign in West Bengal on Saturday with a rally at Chachal in Malda district.
IndiaTimes - Published

BJP's first list in Bengal pins hope on seasoned politicians, turncoats


IndiaTimes - Published

UP and Punjab take PM-Kisan lead while West Bengal continues to deny Rs 1,342 crore to its farmers

Since the government made the scheme operational with effect from December 1, 2018, the first instalment is to be transferred to bank accounts of each of this category of farmers by March 31. So far,..
IndiaTimes - Published

Lok Sabha elections: A question of existence for Left parties in Bengal


IndiaTimes - Published

Officially, Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose is India's 1st Lokpal

Justice Ghose who hails from West Bengal is son of Justice SC Ghose, former Chief Justice of Calcutta High Court
DNA - Published

Left candidates in 38 of Bengal seats


IndiaTimes - Published

Lok Sabha Election 2019: Advantage TMC, BJP as Cong-Left alliance falls apart in Bengal

With the Congress-CPI(M) proposed alliance falling apart in West Bengal, the stage is set for a four-cornered contest in which the main contenders -- the Trinamool Congress and the BJP - are in an..
DNA - Published

Lok Sabha polls: Congress releases 5th list of candidates

The Congress has released its fifth list of 56 candidates for the Lok Sabha election, including 22 from Andhra Pradesh and 11 from West Bengal. The list, released late on Monday night, also included..
IndiaTimes - Published

Congress tie-up bids hit dead-end in Bengal, roadblock in Bihar


IndiaTimes - Published

Lok Sabha poll 2019: After Left's hard stance, Congress decides to go alone in Bengal

Another state where mahagathbandhan has failed to work on the ground.
DNA - Published

Lok Sabha Election 2019: Cong seat-sharing plan with Left falls apart in West Bengal

"It has been decided by our party unit that we don't want any adjustment or alliance by compromising our dignity. The Left can't dictate us on who will be candidate and who won't. We will fight alone..
DNA - Published Also reported by •IndiaTimes

Election Commission pulls up Bengal govt over several issues, warns officials

In an unprecedented move, Armed forces have arrived in Kolkata more than two months ahead of the polling day.
DNA - Published

We don't have enough winnable candidates in Bengal, says BJP state president Dilip Ghosh


IndiaTimes - Published Also reported by •DNA

Lok Sabha Election 2019: CPI(M)-led Left Front releases list of 25 candidates in West Bengal

"In some seats, there could be candidates jointly supported by the Congress and the Left Front," he added.
DNA - Published Also reported by •IndiaTimes

BJP terms TMC's 48-hour-long dharna as 'drama'

The ruling Trinamool Congress Friday began its 48-hour-long sit-in against the BJP's alleged attempt to malign West Bengal by urging the ECI to declare all booths in the state as "super sensitive".
DNA - Published

Senior EC officials to visit West Bengal, Tripura


IndiaTimes - Published

SC seeks Bengal govt's reply on Roshan Giri's plea for protection to fight polls

The state government opposed the plea and told a bench of Justices Arun Mishra and Navin Sinha that Giri was wanted in several cases and the apex court should not grant him any protection from arrest.
IndiaTimes - Published

Nusrat Jahan and Mimi Chakraborty: Actors-turned-politicians trolled online after getting TMC tickets

The ruling party in West Bengal, Trinamool Congress announced the names of 42 candidates for the Lok Sabha elections and the two names came as a surprise to all were - Nusrat Jahan and Mimi..
DNA - Published

Women candidates have highest chances to win in Bengal, lowest in Karnataka


IndiaTimes - Published

How Mamata is planning to checkmate BJP in Bengal

Three numbers throw light on Mamata's strategy. First, about one of every three party MPs in the outgoing Lok Sabha has not made it to the list. Of its 34 MPs, the party has dropped eight and two have..
IndiaTimes - Published

Declare entire West Bengal super sensitive: BJP

Aware of the highly-charged political atmosphere and vicious rivalry among political parties, the commission has already declared seven-phase staggered polls in West Bengal
DNA - Published

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